Family caregivers provide a wide variety of services to care recipients: administering medications and physical therapy, assisting with daily tasks, meeting with healthcare providers, coordinating treatment regimens and schedules, helping with financial and * administrative aspects of medical care, health insurance and more.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:24
As our parents age, they’re more likely to need assistance to carry out everyday activities.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:38
From Silicon Valley to family in India.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:04
Washington, DC: A new report from the National Alliance for Caregiving (the “Alliance”) identifies key steps to better support family caregiving through the use of mobile, online, and in-home technologies. The report, Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving, follows an April 2014 roundtable featuring experts from government, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, caregiving advocates and researchers. The roundtable developed six recommendations, summarized in the report, to inspire and guide the industry.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:13
Policymakers live in mortal fear that family caregivers will similarly demand help.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 22:50
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:45
More than 1.3 million new paid caregivers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:45
The company's online marketplace connects families with caregivers for children, seniors, special needs individuals and pets.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:35
The 2014 Positive Aging Conference shines a light on innovation. At the just-held Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, FL, the seventh in its history, to the four themes Wellness, Creativity, Transitions and Community, the conference added a new theme, Technology. The conference’s offerings are designed primarily for the Sarasota County attendees, a population of older adults in the region who are the focus of the work of the Institute of the Ages. This year, the Institute of the Ages, led by CEO Tom Esselman, has partnered with InnovateLTC, CEO John Reinhart, an accelerator for new businesses serving the age-related market segments. That partnership enables a willing and able test audience from Sarasota to find willing and eager businesses looking for pilots of their products and services. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:09
Last year, CES in Pajamas, this year CES from the kitchen. Everyone who is anyone in the tech world wants to be at CES…well, almost everyone. Remember a 2012 health tech article called CES in Pajamas? Check out TelecareAware's analysis of write-ups in The CES of Health or MDDI's note about Aging in Place. And this year, the Forbes article, I, Robot Journalist: Beaming into CES 2014 was a great use of the Beam (from Suitable Technologies) telepresence device, "a motorized stand that looks like an iPad glued to a Segway." The Forbes writer 'wanders' around the International CES show and sort-of elbows her robotic way around to view various booths. The CEO of Suitable Technologies wants to see 10,000 Beams at CES 2015. Let’s try to imagine that scene -- I bet CES introduces a Beam registration limit to minimize violence on the show floor. (Seriously, Yyou read it here first.) >>> Read more . . .